Life after 50…

I’ve finally drawn my first fifty-plus pages of a continuing comic story. Feels like a pretty decent accomplishment…if I don’t think about how much time has passed since I drew the first page. Almost a year and a half stretched over the duration of the fifty drawings. The biggest challenge of any cartoonist is realizing how many hours they need to devote to their craft to cover even smaller ground. Working a full time job, attempting to be involved in local paintings shows, playing and recording music, and my social life in general has slowed the pace of my comic page build-up. The other obvious issue with too much time passing between pages is how my style begins to shift. Take a look at the first page…now take a look at the 50th or beyond. See what I mean? Ah well, so it goes…

I’m still excited to keep on keepin’ on with this character and this wacky jumbled storyline.

Here’s a 2008 sketch of the first looks of Dale and his buddy Bryan. Dale didn’t have his giraffe-like neck he seems to have these days…